Miloš Alexander Bazovský was one of the masters of Slovak modern painting and one of the most authentic figures of Slovak new age art. His basic concept of painting was a supremely anti-romantic, non-idealized Slovak life. As he himself said, he wanted to paint the “sweat of the framer’s work, the bleakness of un-awakened souls, the autumn moods of our mountains and the mourning of our fates,” to reveal the “spirit of the motif” and show it through fine art. In the early 1940s, his utterance became more universal towards an expression of metaphysical timelessness, eternity, a contemplative harmony of home – he painted icons of the Slovak world, modern and “Byzantine-ing” at the same time. In the 1950s, when our art was aff ected by the destructive period of dogmatism, he was one of the few Slovak artists who managed to preserve the authenticity of his vision even at the price of existential threats from the regime of that time while uncompromisingly adhering to the continuity of the moderna. Bazovský described the finale of his creation as – “half-surreal,” exalted in colors and shapes – a “delirium colorans”.
Literature: 111 diel zo zbierok. Slovenská národná galéria. Bratislava : SNG, Vyd. Slovart, 2008. 277 s. ISBN 9788080856014(viaz.), 194-195.